Sweet juicy peaches are one of the best things about summer. Of course they are delicious eaten as is, but if you are looking for a spectacular dessert for a summer BBQ you can impress your friends by serving Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone or Ice Cream!!
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Let’s Talk all Things Peaches:
Peaches are a ‘stone fruit’. Stone fruits have a large pit in the center that is surrounded by a thick flesh. Cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines etc… are all stone fruits. Stone fruits are high in antioxidants and therefore have natural anti inflammatory properties. Unfortunately they are only in season for a short time so take advantage and get while the getting is good!
Using “Free-Stone” Peaches or “Cling” Peaches?
If available you want to use ‘freestone peaches’ instead of ‘cling’ peaches for this recipe. Cling peaches literally cling to the pit, making them perfect for eating but not as convenient when you want to cut the peach in half and remove the stone for grilling. Freestone peaches on the other hand separate easily and the pit falls right out. Free stone peaches are usually available for mid-June to mid-August. If you can’t find free stone peaches you can still use ‘cling’ peaches, but you will need to slice them instead of cutting them in half.